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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

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American RadioWorks |
(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

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    The Utility of a PhD

    Humanities professors at colleges and universities are re-thinking what it means to offer a PhD. The old model is proving unsustainable. It takes an average nine years to get a doctorate, but less than 60 percent of PhDs are finding tenure-track teaching jobs. This week, we look at a new report recommending academics view doctoral programs in a new light.
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    Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt were not the first White House couple to act as political partners, but they were the first to do so in such a public fashion.

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Trips by*

Susan Christensen


Total cost of 12 trips: $11,042.48


Trips traveled under the office of Nancy Johnson

Destination: WASH DC TO TAMPA FL
Sponsor: Merck & Co
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Nov 29, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,715.02
source

Destination: BALTIMORE
Sponsor: Catholic Health Association and affiliates
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $170.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Cardinal Health Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,200.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: California Healthcare Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,295.00
source

Destination: WASH DC TO BOCA RATON FL
Sponsor: Novartis
Purpose: PRESENTATION AT FELLOWSHIP
Date: May 18, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $632.00
source

Destination: DC TO JACKSONVILLE FL
Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and state affiliates
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $893.90
source

Destination: NY CITY
Sponsor: NEW YORK PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Sep 14, 2001
Expense: $250.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA
Sponsor: Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
Purpose: PRESENTATION
Date: Jan 27, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $793.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Columbia University
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 19, 2002
Expense: $311.54
source

Destination: TAMPA
Sponsor: HEALTHCARE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL; CARDINAL HEALTHCARE; BAXTER HEALTHCARE;PREMIER INC
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $896.02
source

Destination: LGA
Sponsor: Columbia University
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 23, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $690.50
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: NAT'L LONG-TERM CARE FORUM (GREG LUGUE)
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 25, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,195.50
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Susan Christensen.


American RadioWorks |
(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

Recent Posts

  • 11.24.14

    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

    Last month the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a report that showed evidence of nearly two decades of academic fraud perpetuated by the school’s Afro-American Studies Department. An investigation found certain professors and administrators had an unwritten policy of “propping up” student athletes. This week on the podcast, we look at academic fraud at colleges with high-stakes sports programs.
  • 11.17.14

    The Utility of a PhD

    Humanities professors at colleges and universities are re-thinking what it means to offer a PhD. The old model is proving unsustainable. It takes an average nine years to get a doctorate, but less than 60 percent of PhDs are finding tenure-track teaching jobs. This week, we look at a new report recommending academics view doctoral programs in a new light.
  • 11.10.14

    Radio: FDR’s ‘Natural Gift’

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt was a radio natural. He spoke in a confident, informal way, using simple words and phrases that were easy to grasp.
  • 11.12.14

    The Roosevelts as a political team

    Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt were not the first White House couple to act as political partners, but they were the first to do so in such a public fashion.